I am enjoying the Butterfly Garden for as long as I can since winter is on the way.
Red Hibiscus will bloom before it dies. It has lots of buds on it. We wouldn't buy this plant again. It is very high maintenance and doesn't seem to do well here. The red leaves are eye catching and we like that, but the flowers are small and blend into the leaves. They are still pretty though. It gets really big too and we likes that, you are probably wondering what we don't like about it at this point. Well here goes; whenever we has windy days (which we has a lot of in the spring and fall) it's limbs break. Also when it starts getting big the limbs start curving at the bottom and falling over. But the main thing we object to is unlike the other Hibiscus we have it does not come back after dying for the winter. Once it is dead it is dead. Don't worry we will still have some next year. With all the breaking limbs Mommy had plenty to root and put in pots in the greenhouse for the winter. In fact the one above is one that Mommy rooted a few months ago because it's limb broke off and it already had buds on it. That is why it is so small.
UPDATE: We had a hard frost Monday and many of these plants are now asleep for the winter. The Red Hibiscus didn't bloom before the frost got it :>(
The Pineapple Sage. It still has a few blooms on it but is beginning to go to sleep for the winter.
The Parsley is thriving, it likes the cooler weather.
The strawberries like the cooler weather too.
Don't worry Sniffie's Rosebush is fine.
The Maypop is covered in caterpillars. (The frost got it too, but the caterpillars had pretty much eaten it before that.)
Daddy is busy rocking up the flowerbeds at the Hummingbird Cottage.
The Charybdis bed. See the Pineapple Sage blooming in the back.
The Roster Violets, they are a type of Pansy and like the cold weather.
Camellias are evergreens and they bloom in the winter. We has some that bloom fall & winter and others that bloom winter & spring. In a few weeks we will show you some pictures of the fall & winter one blooming. It has lots of buds on it. Some of our plants are going to sleep for the winter now. Mr. Jack Frost got the Confederate Rose in Fenris' yard, but he left the others alone, he'll get them eventually though as the weather gets cooler and we has more frost. Mr. Frost also got most of the Candlebushes but not all of them.
Drop by the Society of Feline Gardeners Headquarters and Jonsie will update you on what is going on in her garden and direct you to other feline gardeners in our club so you can see more blooms.